Maersk Tankers newbuilds to get Nacos Platinum package

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 — Wärtsilä is to supply a newly updated propulsion control system as well as its advanced alarm and control system, the Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum, for six Maersk Tankers LR2 newbuildings on order at Dalian Shipbuilding in China. 

The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum automation package is a fully integrated system designed to optimize main engine propulsion efficiency to deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for cargo overview and remote control. The updated system features fewer parts than earlier versions as well as console mounting possibility.

Wärtsilä is scheduled to deliver the equipment to the shipyard in line with the newbuilding program. The plan is to deliver the vessels over a period of two years with the first vessels entering the fleet in 2020.

"Reliability, state-of-the-art technology, full lifecycle support, and a lower cost of ownership; these are the defining reasons for the success of Wärtsilä propulsion control systems. We are, of course, extremely proud that these modern vessels will feature Wärtsilä solutions," says Kjeld Dittmann, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Lyngsø Marine A/S.

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